Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding intervals and chords, part of Making Music with Ableton Push.
In music theory we measure the distances or interval between the note by tones. …Semi tone and whole tones. You'll sometimes hear me refer to semi …tones as half steps and whole tones as whole steps. …This is common in musical discussion. So to move from C to C sharp, you go up a semi-tone. …But if you go from C to D, you go up a whole tone.…
So how much do you go from E to F, and from B to C? …Only a semitone or a half step, because we don't have any keys in between. …Just for clarification on this point, going from one key to the very next key …on the keyboard is always a semitone, whether the keys are black or white, and …skipping a key also makes a whole tone. So, if I go from C (SOUND) to D, (SOUND) …that's whole tone. C (SOUND) to D-sharp, (SOUND) that's a …tone and a half. C (SOUND) to E, (SOUND) that's two tones.…
Now let's build the scale. If you follow a formula of steps from any …given starting note, you can build any type of scale. …For example, you can build the major scale by starting from C and going whole …
First, Yeuda demystifies the many trigger pads, knobs, and buttons on the Push and shows how to map the device to Ableton Live. Next, learn to browse and load sounds and create drumbeats with the step sequencer. Humanize the sound of these beats by changing individual note velocity, length, and position and adding in quantization and swing. Then, learn to play Push like a pitched instrument, and use it to remotely control a Live set and Live devices. Along the way, Yeuda offers valuable lessons about basic music theory—concepts like notes, chords, scales, and time signature—that will make your experience with Push more rewarding.
- What is Ableton Push?
- What's new in the Push 2?
- Comparing Push 1 and Push 2
- Browsing and loading sounds
- Programming beats
- Recording drums in real time
- Adding quantization and swing
- Controlling the mixer
- Controlling Live devices
- Adding custom LED feedback
- Step sequencing melodies
- Browsing and loading third-party plugins
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 04/29/2016. What changed?
A: Ableton released the new Push controller, Push 2. We added eight tutorials covering the new hardware and its integration with Ableton Live 9.5.